Gilbert Achar lived in Lebanon, before moving to France in 1983. He teaches Politics and International Relations at the University of Paris- VIII and is a frequent contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique. He is the author of several books on contemporary politics published in French, and editor of The Legacy of Ernest Mandel (Verso, 1999).
'This inquiry into the probable shape of things to come is sober, uncompromising, deeply-informed, and full of provocative insights and judicious analyses.' Noam Chomsky 'Overturns the traditional perspective, and opens up avenues of understanding.' Howard Zinn 'The most forceful, most rigorous text that there is to read on this war.' Le Monde Diplomatique 'Provides rapid rehearsals of Middle Eastern history over the past half-century, erects an interesting contrast between Hobbesian and Lockean modes of US foreign policy, and vigorously denounces US actions at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and Fallujah.' The Guardian 'Reminds us that the barbarisms of our time are not irrational accidents but the creations primarily of US and British imperialism.' Socialist Review